Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Legislative Column by Sen. Bill Stouffer - New Boundaries Have Been Drawn for Both Senate and House Districts

From Missouri State Senator Bill Stouffer, District 21 and Majority Caucus Chairman:

The results of the 2010 Census have become reality, as new boundaries have taken effect for Missouri's 34 Senators and 163 representatives.

Now, Missourians know more about who will be representing them in Jefferson City at the end of 2012.

These newly drawn districts actually will not become reality until individuals are elected to serve those new legislative districts in the November 2012 elections. However, senators serve staggered terms, so those with even-numbered districts will not be up for re-election next cycle.

In the case of the 21st Senatorial District, some shuffling did take place. As this is my final term in the Missouri Senate, we already knew every county in our area would be represented by a new senator in 2013.

To read the full report with maps of both the Senate and House Districts, please click here.